Major Projects

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has a number of major projects currently underway or in the planning stage.

River Torrens Linear Park - Shared Use Path Enhancement Project

Update 4 February 2019Parks - Torrens Linear Park

The River Torrens Linear Park is significant open space located in South Australia and offers varied recreational and leisure opportunities for the community.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, in partnership with the Australian Federal Government, have committed to ensuring the long-term sustainability of this significant asset.

A $1.6 million upgrade of the shared-use path which is located within the section of the Linear Park that extends from Felixstow Reserve to Battams Road, has now commenced and is expected to be completed in late 2018.

The Project is jointly funded by the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and the Australian Government, through its Federal Government Roads to Recovery Program.

Works for this Project include:

  • 3.5 metre wide shared-use path from Felixstow Reserve to Battams Road (approx. 2.6 km in length)
  • new signage and linemarking
  • new retaining walls
  • new safety balustrades
  • new LED lighting             
  • new trees and landscaping                                                 
  • bank erosion controls
  • new stormwater infrastructure.

Works on this Project commenced in late May 2018 and all works are expected to be completed on 11 March 2019, subject to weather conditions.


Project Management

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters



Landscape Architect – ASPECT Studios

Civil Engineering – Southfront

Electrical Engineering – Lucid Consulting

Signage & Linemarking – CIRQA


Main contractor

Civil Tech Pty Ltd


Contract administration

ASPECT Studios



For further information regarding this Project contact the Council’s Projects Manager - Civil Rico Palombella on 08 8366 4559 or email

Careers - Norwood Parade

The Parade Masterplan

Update 20 September 2018

Council contribution - $100,000
State Government contribution - $100,000

The Parade Masterplan is a significant Council initiative which will recognise, manage and enhance the strong ‘sense of place’ of The Parade, Norwood and its distinctive cultural, social and economic importance to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects
Keke Michalos
T: 08 8366 4509

For more information, visit: The Parade Masterplan

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Payneham Oval Clubrooms Upgrade

Update 31 January 2019

Cost: $998,500

The upgrade to the Payneham Oval clubrooms forms Stage 2 of the redevelopment of the Payneham Oval Complex, with Stage 1 comprising of the new playground which was completed in August 2015.

The Council was successful in obtaining $499,250 of grant funding through the Commonwealth Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund (Round 3), for the upgrade of the clubrooms at Payneham Oval.

The Commonwealth funding, together with the Council’s $500,000 contribution will result in improved accessibility and amenities at the Oval.

The clubrooms upgrade includes the installation of an access lift, upgrading toilets to make them accessible, new air conditioning, improved lighting and solar panels. Additional works include the installation of netting behind the southern goals, as well as landscaping.

The Payneham Oval Clubrooms Upgrade is scheduled to be completed in early February 2019.

Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects
Keke Michalos
T: 8366 4509

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Cost: $1,000,000

One of the priority infrastructure actions arising from the Council’s City-wide Cycling Plan is the development of a Bicycle Boulevard along Beulah Road, Norwood, between Portrush Road and Fullarton Road.

Beulah Road is the first Bicycle Boulevard to be progressed in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters. This is a priority route used by cyclists and aligns with adjoining Councils priorities for cycling accessibility and State Government objectives for connectivity and safety for cyclists in the east.

The intent of this major project is to enhance Beulah Road as a safer and more attractive cycling route than along the parallel arterial roads of The Parade or Magill Road, whilst maintaining existing accessibility and car parking for motorists.

The Final Design Concept, which was amended to address the comments and feedback which resulted from the community consultation, was endorsed by the Council at its 6 June meeting.

The Council has allocated $500,000 in its 2016-2017 Budget for the implementation of the Project and has applied for external funding from the State Government’s Greenways and Bicycle Boulevard Fund.

Council’s Manager, Urban Planning & Sustainability
Eleanor Walters
T: 088366 4521 or

For more information, visit: Beulah Road Bicycle Boulevard

Norwood Oval

Norwood Oval Clubrooms and Members Facilities

Update 31 January 2019

Cost: $5,320,000

Norwood Oval Streetscape Works

Update 31 January 2019

Cost: $500,000

Construction of the Norwood Oval Upgrade is scheduled to commence in March 2019 and is expected to be completed by December 2019.

The new facilities will result in long-term social and economic benefits for the Norwood Football Club and the wider community, as well as the creation of over 30 jobs during the construction phase.

Highlights of the multi-purpose facility include a 180-seat Members Facility, new kitchen, new Premier’s Bar, refurbished player’s change rooms, accessible public toilets and a merchandise outlet.

The facility, to be known as the Wolf Blass Centre, will be funded by the Council, with the remaining being funded by the Norwood Football Club.

The Club’s contribution comprises of $2 million that it will receive over seven years from the SANFL as a result of the sale of AAMI Stadium, with the balance to be funded by the Club’s ‘Build the Fort’ capital fundraising campaign.

Norwood Football Club President Paul Di Iulio said to date the Club has raised $3.76 million for the redevelopment, which includes a $1M donation from long-time Norwood supporter and wine maker Wolf Blass, and $250,000 from the Federal Government.

In addition to the new Clubrooms & Members’ Facilities, the upgrade of Norwood Oval will also include new Women’s facilities underneath the Western Stand.

The growth in popularity of female sports has meant that facilities such as Norwood Football Oval are in high demand to cater for teams playing in new competitions and leagues. Given that the Norwood Oval currently hosts AFLW and SANFLW matches and female friendly facilities are essential for this to continue and expand.

The new Clubrooms & Members’ Facilities together with new Women’s Facilities, will substantially improve the quality and diversity of the facilities at the Norwood Oval which will meet both the needs and expectations of current and future players and umpires, as female participation in football continues to grow.

The Council successfully obtained a South Australian Government Grant of $482,500 as well as a grant of $150,000 from the Australia Football League (AFL), for the development of Women’s Facilities at the Norwood Oval.

The Council has also allocated $500,000 for upgrades and streetscape improvements to the car park adjacent to the Sir Edwin T Smith Stand and sections of Woods Street, adjacent to the Oval.

Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects
Keke Michalos
T: 08 8366 4509

Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Project


Update 31 January 2019

The Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Stormwater Harvesting and Re-Use Project, is a significant multi-million dollar regional stormwater harvesting and reuse Project.

The Project is being undertaken in partnership by three of the Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) Councils, which includes the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Town of Walkerville and City of Burnside.

The Project is funded by ERA with assistance from the Australian Federal Government, through the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan and the Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, which assisted the Councils in the initial stages and continues to be an integral contributor to the Project.

Project objective

The key objective of the Project is to harvest and reuse stormwater for irrigation. Stormwater will be harvested and treated during winter and stored in underground aquifers, then recovered for use in summer for irrigating public reserves across the partnering Council areas.

This exciting initiative will reduce the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters reliance on mains water and its reliance on water from the River Murray and enhance the quality of the water that is discharged to The Gulf.

Crucial to the successful operation of the harvesting and reuse scheme, is the provision of water treatment sites. One such site is the new wetland located in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters at Felixstow Reserve. This wetland was integrated into the overall design of the newly developed Felixstow Reserve to ensure that an innovative and well-designed outcome was achieved.

Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Project

Given the size of the proposed wetland and significant financial investment that would be required, the Council has taken the opportunity to concurrently undertake a Masterplan for Felixstow Reserve. This will ensure that the proposed wetland is integrated into the overall design to redevelop Felixstow Reserve and that an innovative and well-designed outcome for the Reserve is achieved.  

More information

Visit: Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA)

For more information on the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan, view the Felixstow Reserve Masterplan Listing on this page.

City-wide Schools Traffic Parking & Safety Review


In 2015, the Council engaged Tonkin Consulting, as its Lead Consultant and in partnership with GTA Consulting, to undertake a comprehensive review of traffic, car parking and safety adjacent to all schools located within the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

The 16 schools included in the Schools Review are:

  • East Adelaide School
  • Kensington Centre*
  • Loreto College
  • Marden Senior College
  • Marryatville High School
  • Marryatville Primary School
  • Mary MacKillop College
  • Norwood Primary School
  • Prince Alfred College
  • St Ignatius Junior College
  • St Joseph’s Memorial School (Kensington)
  • St Joseph’s Memorial School (Norwood)
  • St Joseph’s School (Payneham)
  • St Peters College
  • Trinity Gardens Primary School
  • Felixstow Community School

*The Kensington Centre is currently unoccupied but was included in the Schools Review as Pembroke College purchased the property just prior to the commencement of the Schools Review.

The key objective of the Schools Review, which was completed in June 2016, was to identify the various issues which require to be addressed for each school and recommend options in respect to how these issues could be addressed.

The Schools Review involved a comprehensive and complex process which incorporated, at each of the schools the collation and analysis of various data, including issues associated with morning and afternoon school peak times and consultation with a large number of stakeholders. The consultation process included liaison with representatives from the various schools, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), Department of Education and Child Development, Catholic Education South Australia, the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia, South Australia Police and residents and business owners and operators directly affected by the proposed recommendations.

A copy of the report prepared which has been prepared by Tonkin Consulting and GTA Consultants can be viewed by clicking on the relevant links below:

City-wide Schools Traffic Parking & Safety Review - Volume 1 Final Report

City-wide Schools Traffic Parking & Safety Review - Volume 2 Appendices

At its meeting held on 1 August 2016, the Council considered a staff report outlining the findings of the Schools Review as well as the implementation of the recommendations which have been made Tonkin Consulting and GTA Consultants.

A copy of the staff report and Minutes from the Council’s meeting can be viewed by clicking the link below. 

Council Report & Minutes

The Council has allocated $283,450 in its 2016-2017 Budget for the implementation of the Stage 1 recommendations. Council staff are currently finalising an implementation plan to ensure that these works are completed within the 2016-2017 financial year. A report will be considered by the Council, in early 2017, regarding the implementation of the Stage 2 recommendations. The Stage 1 and Stage 2 recommendations are outlined in the staff report which can be downloaded by clicking on the link above.  

For further information regarding this Project, please contact the Council’s Manager, City Assets, Claude Malak on 8366 4542 or via email